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Metal

ca-chunk

sound of big metal-framed ink-stamps used by court clerks (ref)

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C

cha-ching

sound of a cash register. also: ka-ching

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chiming

the sound of wedding bells (features in the poem "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe)

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ching-a-ling

sound of a bell

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chink

to make a sharp ringing sound

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Chrrrick chrrrick chrrrick chrrrrick

Putting butter on toast with a knife. From the children's book Squeak, Rumble, Whomp Whomp Womp. Wynton Marsalis & Paul Rogers, 2012 Candlewick Press

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chumma chumma chumma, hufft hufft, falump

Sounds made by an excavator (From Diggers go by Steve Light). In the book all caps CHUMMA CHUMMA CHUMMA, HUFFT HUFFT FALUMP

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clack

1. chatter, prattle 2. to make an abrupt striking sound or series of sounds, such as footsteps 3. cry of a bird , especially fowl. see also: cackle, cluck 4. Sound of a late 19th century gun being closed after loading, according to a reply to a yahoo!Answers post about the sound of old guns

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clackety-clack

sound of a train sound of a train riding on a railroad switch or joint (Song of the train by David McCord, in Noisy poems by Jill Bennett). also: clickety-clack

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clang

1. loud ringing metallic sound. For example clang or klang is often used for when an aluminum baseball bat hits the baseball 2. to clang, verb for harsh cry of a bird (as a crane or goose), 3. to clang, verb for the sound of fire bells (features in the poem "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe).

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clickety-clack

sound of a train sound of a train riding on a railroad switch or joint (Song of the train by David McCord, in Noisy poems by Jill Bennett), see also clackety-clack

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clink

sound of metal when struck

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cltkty

sound of a coin put into a vending machine (from the graphic novel "Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth", ref)

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creak

a harsh cry, sound of a rusty gate hinge, to speak stridently or querulously, or to make a shrill grating noise

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D

ding

sound of metal when struck

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ding-dong

tolling of a bell

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dwoiiinnnnnnnngggggggig

sound of a ruler strummed against a table (ref)

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G

gr gr k k grk

Sound of scraping and hammering in rocky material at an archeological / paleontological excavation. from:
Dinosaur King Vol 1, by Yohei Sakai. All caps in the book: GR GR K K GRK

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grrrakka kkakkakkakkakkakkakk akkakkakk kkakka akk

Sounds made by a jackhammer (From Diggers go by Steve Light). In the book all caps GRRRAKKA KKAKKAKKAKKAKKAKKAKK AKKAKKAKKAKK AKKAKKAKK AKKA KKAKKA AKK

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gulla, gulla, glugluglugluglug

sound of a bad axle, in a car (Cartalk)

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J

jangle

to make a harsh metallic sound, or to cause to make a harsh discordant sound

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jingle

1. to make a light clinking or tinkling metallic sound, 2. to rhyme or sound in a catchy repetitious manner 3. brief musical tune to mark the beginning of a show or segment of a show

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K

ka-ching

sound of cash register, also: cha-ching

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kirik

sound of breaking metal ("Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa", by Verna Aardema)

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koink

sound of squeezing a can of oil to lubricate something ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

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P

ping

an abrupt, ringing sound, a bullet striking something, or a computer tone

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plink

(verb) 1. to make a tinkling sound 2. to cause to make a tinkling sound. (noun) a tinkling metallic sound

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poomb

Sound of an old pistol firing, according to a post on Yahoo!Answers

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R

reek

sound of a squeaky metal hinge ("Garfield", Jim Davis)

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S

Schklikt, klikt

Sound of a shotgun getting ready to be used, also known as racking the gun video (thanks, Gus!)

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schlik

sound of sliding metal on metal. verb: The metal rings schliked along the rod as I slid the curtain open to peer into the room. (thank you Larry!)

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schlikt

Schlikt replaced the usual snikt sound of super hero Wolverine's claws, during the period he was left without the adamantium covering on his bones.

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shashing

sound of a sword drawn from a sheath, also: shiiiiiing, vzzzzt

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shiiiiing

sound of a sword drawn from a sheath. also: shashing, vzzzzt

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skwee brrumm brrumm skoooooo skooooo

Sounds made by a front loader (Diggers go by Steve Light, all caps in the book SKWEE BRRUMM BRRUMM SKOOOOOO SKOOOOO)

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snikt

"snikt" in the Marvel comic books is the written sound of super hero Wolverine's claws popping. Replaced with schlikt during the period he was left without the adamantium covering on his bones.

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snip

sound of a single cut of scissors

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swash

to dash violently, make a noise of clashing swords

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T

thung

sound of a blow to a metal object (features in a Roy Lichtenstein painting

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tick tock

sound of a clock. also: tic toc

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tinkle

a gentle, ringing sound. Also means "to urinate" (in sort of a childish way) possibly because of the sound.

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tinkling

sound of sleigh bells, (features in the poem "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe)

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tintinnabulation

sound of bells

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Tlick - Tlock Tlick - Tlock

Sound of a ticking clock (Squeak, Rumble, Whomp Whomp Womp. Wynton Marsalis & Paul Rogers, 2012

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tluck....tlock

The sound of a leaking faucet (Squeak, Rumble, Whomp Whomp Womp. Wynton Marsalis & Paul Rogers, 2012)

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tolling

funeral bells (features in the poem "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe)

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tuckaTHUCKtuckaTHUCKtucka

sound of engine knocking. Car Talk

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tuff

sound of a shuriken, or throwing star, hitting a target

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V

vzzzzt

the sound of a sword drawn from a sheath. Also: shiiiiing, shashing

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Z

zing

a shrill humming sound, such as from a bullet or vibrating string. As a verb: to move very quickly, especially while making a high pitched sound. As a noun used figuratively, meaning zest, vitality, or (in cuisine) spicy flavor. In comedy, zing is sometimes used as an interjection to acknowledge a witty comeback. The witty comeback itself is then called a zinger.

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